Dysentery or a similar disease swept through Westwood, forcing the Red River Lumber Company to shut down portions of its production plant. Dr. W.E. Dozier, county health officer, was ordered to investigate the disease that had reportedly affected 50 people.
55 years ago
Board of Supervisors Chairman W.J. Tunison stressed the completion of the Susanville Airport and construction of airports in Westwood, Bieber and Ravendale. Tunison cited increased air travel in the north state as the reason.
25 years ago
Dr. Dave Dozier, Sr., 87, died of leukemia after practicing medicine for five generations. The Susanville native graduated from Lassen High School in 1918 and received his medical degree from Stanford University in 1926. Dozier published a historical book about Susanville named Main Street Susanville about 1910.
20 years ago
Doyle rancher Donna Martin’s quarterhorse brood mare was nearly killed by a mountain lion. The lion is estimated to be a 150-pound tomcat. Why the lion didn’t kill the registered mare is a mystery and a testimony to the horse’s will.
10 years ago
Susanville School District’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting to determine if they had enough textbooks for their students. The district may apply to the state for assistance if they don’t have sufficient textbooks or instructional materials.
Five years ago
The Lassen County Jail is the highest rated adult detention facility in California.
The jail received a compliance rating of 100 percent for procedures and operations during a recent inspection by the Corrections Standards Authority, formerly the Board of Corrections, Sheriff Steve Warren reported last week.
Parents and other concerned community stakeholders were given an opportunity to speak their mind at a special meeting of the Johnstonville School Board Wednesday, Sept. 22 —one week after the board shut down public comment because it thought it was following proper procedures and school policy.
At the regularly scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 15 meeting, numerous parents were in attendance to share concerns regarding how the school was being run under the current administration.
When parent Stacey Jones started expressing her concerns, the board stopped her.
At that Sept. 15 meeting, board member Maggie Reuck said personnel items could not be discussed in open session and there were policy and procedures in place that must be followed.
However, per the Brown Act,
every agenda for a regular meeting shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the governmental body, which also applies to closed session items.
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